Analysis

StanChart eyes investors with mobile bonds app

StanChart eyes investors with mobile bonds app

Standard Chartered Bank (Kenya) has launched a mobile platform allowing investors to buy and sell bonds issued by the Kenyan government, marking increased automation of the Sh2.9 t…...

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Kenya rises in investment list on economic diversity

Kenya rises in investment list on economic diversity

Kenya climbed up to position four last year among the most attractive countries to invest in on the continent, according to a survey by a South African-based bank. The country ranke…...

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World Bank praises 2019 Rwanda growth

World Bank praises 2019 Rwanda growth

World Bank highlights Rwanda fiscal expansion in particular. Economic growth in Rwanda could accelerate to more than 10% this year if construction of a planned $1.3 billion airport …...

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Kenya’s economy projected to grow 6.2pc in 2020

Kenya’s economy projected to grow 6.2pc in 2020

By NJIRAINI MUCHIRAMore by this AuthorKenya’s economy is projected to record a growth expanding by 6.2 per cent this year from 5.7 per cent posted in 2019.Central Bank of Kenya (CB…...

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Pakistan retains top position in Kenya tea imports

Pakistan retains top position in Kenya tea imports

Pakistan has cemented its position as the largest buyer of Kenyan tea with stocks worth Sh35 billion in the 10 months to October 2019. Latest data from the tea directorate indicates…...

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Big plans to invest this year? Key indicators to watch

Big plans to invest this year? Key indicators to watch

As usual, New Year resolutions for most Kenyans revolve around financial independence.Most of them, more than a third, indicated that they would like to start a new business, accord…...

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Boda boda, tuk tuk imports hit Sh10bn in nine months

Boda boda, tuk tuk imports hit Sh10bn in nine months

Boda bodas and tuk tuk imports in the first nine months of last year rose by 26 percent from a similar period in 2018, defying the tough economic times that hurt the purchasing powe…...

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Rwanda: Top Developments That Shaped Economy in 2019

Rwanda: Top Developments That Shaped Economy in 2019

Dec. 31 2-10 -- The year 2019 saw a wave of consolidation and acquisitions of financial institutions; banks and insurance firms.This is partly due to the revision of minimum capital…...

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Africa’s growth: Excellence or illusion?

Africa’s growth: Excellence or illusion?

Even as many celebrate economic progress in Africa, there are a significant number of dissenting observers who remain circumspect about the reality of the continent’s development s…...

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Morocco's Tanger Med port brings big benefits to trade

Morocco's Tanger Med port brings big benefits to trade

Nov 13, 2019 - UNCTAD cited the port’s geographical position and the level of private sector investment from “major global port operators” for the port’s success.UNCTAD’s Revie…...

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